Assistant Professor of Photography

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Assistant Professor of Photography

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School of the Arts


Studio Arts

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The Department of Studio Art at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Photography starting in August of 2021. The successful candidate must have an MFA or equivalent in Photography with expertise in, and ability to teach, all levels of darkroom, digital and experimental photography to undergraduate Studio Art majors and non-majors. A secondary interest in, and ability to teach, alternative time-based media, such as video, is a benefit. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load and includes mentorship of independent study projects and supervision of internships in photography. Candidates are expected to demonstrate and sustain a record of professional achievement with an active exhibition record. Preference will be given to applicants with three years of college teaching experience beyond a graduate assistantship.

The Photography area is one of five areas of study in the Studio Art Department—along with Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. Located in the Cato Center for the Arts, which opened in 2010, it features a state-of the-art darkroom, light studio and digital media lab. These facilities are managed by the faculty member hired for this position. A faculty darkroom and studio are provided.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Please submit PDFs of the following: a letter of interest, a current CV, a one-page teaching philosophy, a one-page artist statement, 20 images of recent artwork, 20 images of student artwork, two syllabi examples, contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three reference providers. Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom. Selected candidates may be invited for campus interviews. Please direct any questions to Sara Frankel, Chair of the Studio Art Dept, [email protected], (843) 953-8454. Review of applications will start on February 15, 2021 and will remain open until position is filled.

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The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time